James Farmer and the Roots of a Black Activist-Intellectual

James Farmer and the Roots of a Black Activist-Intellectual

James Farmer conceptualized and developed a nonviolent direct-action philosophy that could be applied in the United States. He drew inspiration from ...
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The Spanish Slave Ship Carlotta "Denounced" By a Shark

The Spanish Slave Ship Carlotta “Denounced” By a Shark

On September 4, 2022, we remember an important date in the history of the Brazilian nation: 172 years since the ...
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Black Genealogy After Alex Haley’s Roots

Black Genealogy After Alex Haley’s Roots

“A lot has been stolen from Black Americans. A lot has been hidden from Black Americans. And so there is ...
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The Bud Billiken Parade

The Bud Billiken Parade

Over the last two installments of my series on race and DOCUMERICA, we’ve explored the contrasting visions of Black Chicago ...
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Angela Davis, Charlene Mitchell, and the NAARPR

Angela Davis, Charlene Mitchell, and the NAARPR

In June 1972, an all-white jury acquitted Angela Davis of charges in her alleged role in an August 1970 Marin County, California ...
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Ecologies of Resistance: The Underground Railroad Ethnobotany Project

Ecologies of Resistance: The Underground Railroad Ethnobotany Project

“Gone are the century-old definitions of the Underground Railroad dominated by images of shivering, frightened fugitive slaves. Fading away are ...
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